Broccoli and Asian Pear Slaw

Broccoli and Asian Pear Slaw

I love the crisp crunchy texture of asian pears combined with cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. The sweetness of the Asian pears and currants, combined with the salty sunflower seeds is irresistible. The slaw is delicious and substantial enough to be dinner on its own. This is a simple tasty recipe that makes a welcome addition to weekday dinners.
Course Salad, Vegetables
Keyword asian pear, broccoli, carrots, cherry tomatoes, currants, dried tomatoes, lemon juice, orange juice, red onions, sunflower seeds
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1 Bunch of broccoli florets separated and stems peeled, trimmed and grated or julienned
  • 5 sun dried tomatoes in thin slices
  • 3 carrots coarsely grated
  • 1 asian pear in 1/4” cubes
  • 1/2 red onion finely sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in 1/2
  • 1/2 cup currants
  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • optional-pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl toss the broccoli with salt and olive oil.
  2. Add the other ingredients to the bowl with broccoli, toss well.
  3. Add lemon juice and orange juice to salad and toss well.
  4. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds before serving.